Re: -dbg packages; are they actually useful?
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 10:03:28AM +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 09:17:17PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Remaining concerns:
> > - each of these dbg packages requires manual modification to the source
> > package (incl. adding the package to debian/control)
> > - each has to go through the NEW queue
> > - each takes up space afterwards in the Packages file
> > Much better if these can be generated centrally as part of the builds.
> What about backports?
> What about locally-built packages?
What about them? Are you suggesting that we should instead continue to
manually add -dbg packages to all source packages for the benefit of people
who aren't even using our binary packages?
> ("Sorry, we can't help you debug your probelem until you ditch that
> package you built and build from source like Real Men should").
Or they could:
- build their packages with DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip, the standard
mechanism for building packages containing unstripped binaries, or
- use the pkgbinarymangler script, available as a package from Ubuntu, to
autogenerate debug packages from any debhelper-using package as part of
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